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Avoiding claims in building design : risk management in practice

Author: Malcolm Taylor
Publisher: Oxford, England ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Science, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work shows how to plan a risk management strategy and suggests techniques to supplement the practice's existing management procedures without imposing too much bureaucracy.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm Taylor
ISBN: 0632053267 9780632053261
OCLC Number: 42889806
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 288 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Defining and identifying risk --
2. The Risk Anatomy of Practice --
3. A View of the Professions: their Individual Risk Patterns --
4. The Boundaries of Risk Between the Professions --
5. Risk Management and Quality Assurance Compared --
6. The Practitioner and his Insurers --
7. Introducing Risk Management into the Office --
8. Setting Up the Appointment --
9. Standard Forms of Engagement: The Architect --
10. Standard Forms of Engagement: Engineers, Quantity Surveyor, National Health Service and Project Manager --
11. Appointments for Services Where Procurement is Non-traditional --
12. Setting Up the Project --
13. Managing the Project --
14. Health and Safety: The Construction Design and Management Regulations.
Responsibility: Malcolm Taylor.

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The chance of being claimed against is a major risk factor for every building designer, engineer, quantity surveyor and project manager. Quite apart from the many cases which go to court, many other  Read more...

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